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A visual AI-generated sketch for urban development in Battersea district in London
Cooperation, Research & Art, Studies Published:

Architecture students use AI to design social innovations for London

The project combined qualitative evolutionary design and visual generative artificial intelligence, for the first time.
Anniina Suominen Photo: Evelin Kask
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Novel solutions for cross-sector collaboration: exploring Artpreneurship

Aalto researchers collaborate with businesses and creative professionals in a research project aimed at finding solutions to growth challenges.
Mikko Alava ja kolme muuta tutkimusryhmän jäsentä kuvattuna teknisen laitteen äärellä.
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Significant grants for science from the Finnish Cultural Foundation

A total of thirty individuals and research groups from Aalto University received grants from the Finnish Cultural Foundation for science and art. Professors Harri Lipsanen and Zhipei Sun and their team, were awarded a large grant to develop electronic components mimicking the structure and function of the human brain. Among the grantees is also Professor Mikko Alava, whose team is developing water-resistant foams as substitutes for plastic using AI-based methods.
An illustration of planting a tree on a grave and the tree's growth
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Landscape architect Anu Hakola receives Lappset prize

Hakola’s Master’s thesis examines memorial trees and their significance as part of the commemoration of the deceased.
Malli kävelee yleisön reunustamalla catwalkilla kohti kameraa
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Ruusa Vuori wins ALPHA Award 2024

Aalto University students were victorious in the ALPHA competition for Nordic fashion schools.
Helsinki public transport system mobile app on a phone
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Designing a better bus experience in Helsinki

Katarina Blind, a student of product design, has designed a better bus experience for the public transport system in Helsinki and pitched it to the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority HSL

The Long Read by Aalto ARTS

Longform stories, in-depth features and profiles, data visualizations and more coming up - enjoy our webmag!

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Creativity Unfolded

Aalto University’s blog series Creativity Unfolded focuses on insights linked to creativity in a multitude of ways. Topics include design, technology, media, architecture, film, games, art theory and more. Read and join the conversation.

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Aalto student – New Student Guide replaces Into

Into.aalto.fi has been migrated to the Aalto.fi site, and the new Student Guide contains information and news for students

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Equality and diversity at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University is committed to promoting diversity, equality and non-discrimination in all its activities. We aim to provide a non-discriminatory, gender-equal and accessible environment in which employees and students with diverse backgrounds and duties receive equal treatment and are free to participate without discrimination in university activities.

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Professor Marco Steinberg behind his desk

Professor Marco Steinberg: ’We need to change, and we need to do it now’

Professor of Practice in Strategic and Industrial Design says that the world’s most pressing issues, like climate change, won’t be addressed by tinkering at the edges of today’s solutions but rather require a more fundamental redesign.

News
Henrika Yliriskun väitös taidekasvatuksen alalta tarkastettiin Aalto-yliopistossa maaliskuussa 2021.

‘Environmental art education should address the problem of human-centeredness’

‘I claim’ series presents our researchers and the results of their work. Henrika Ylirisku researches the premises of environmental art education.

News
Man in sunny winter cityscape

Aarni Kapanen illustrates Dudes & Feelings podcasts

Fighting toxic masculinity with a podcast and the help of Visual Communication Design.

News
Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed at WEF. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Julia Lohmann: ‘We know too much and do too little’

Lohmann’s magnificent seaweed pavilion won the sustainable design category for Dezeen Awards 2020.

News
Karin Krokfors, kuva: Sanna Lehto

'We must look to the past, for a lesson in designing buildings for the future'

Architect Karin Krokfors says buildings should be designed to be adaptable over time. And that history holds plenty of examples for us to study.

News
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Building interdisciplinary connections through a new joint position

This September will be a start of building a new connection between disciplines as Sebastian Schlecht takes on the position as the professor of practice in Sound in Virtual Reality.

News

Aalto Art and Design Cases

Aalto Design Cases is a platform for activity-based creativity and practice-based research in the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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Nyang'oro Girls Dormitory, a project by Hollmén Reuter Sandman

Prominent art at Aalto University

Aalto University promotes visibility and impact of art and creativity both in society and at our own campus. Aalto University uses one percent of building costs to fund art.

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Dipoli artworks

Events

Jaana Vapaavuori, Luana Dessbesell, Mashrura Musharraf, Martin Lennox and Gopika Premsankar, photos by Kristina Vialimaa, Kristi
Networking, Other

"Catalyzing diversity in science": IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast

Aalto University hosts the IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast 2024 on 27 February. Everyone is welcome, kindly pre-register by 22 February.
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Information sessions, Networking, Other

Open screenings for the Radical Creatives documentary

What is radical creativity? How do uncertain and seemingly impossible projects move forward? Welcome to the screenings of the documentary directed by Emilia Hernesniemi.
kristian in a black jacket and black glasses standing in a room with red sofas and chairs
Academic events, Lectures and seminars

Composer and Sound Designer Kristian Eidnes Andersen Masterclass

Welcome to a masterclass featuring the renowned composer and sound designer Kristian Eidnes Andersen. With a career that spans over three decades, Andersen has emerged as a luminary in the world of auditory artistry, leaving an indelible mark on the films he's involved in.
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Lectures and seminars

Miten tekoäly muuttaa työtä?

University of Helsinki and Aalto University have invited Sasu Tarkoma, Mona Mannevuo and Tero Ojanperä to discuss how AI is changing work.
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